Noon Hour Update: Vets training to become firefighters; State of the Community; taking care of aging parents and biking for youth sports

What's happening and what we're working on
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Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Thursday edition.

What we're working on: Reporter Gus Thomson will have a story on the California Conservation Corps' and U.S. Forest Service's program to turn military veterans into firefighters. Wednesday the CCC is hosting an event where veterans will be involved in firefighting training. Gus will be speaking with local vets who are involved in the program.
Gus will also continue our State of the Community series, this time highlighting the Placer County award. To read our City of Auburn award story, click here.

Reporter Sara Seyydin will be speaking with people who are taking care of aging parents and chronicling the challenges they go through.
Sara will also have a story on a local media production company, Ridgeline Entertainment, which is shooting a video in Old Town Auburn today. To learn more about the Auburn company, click here.

Reporter Justin A. Lawson will have a story on the Gold Country Century, which will be held Saturday. The bike ride, in its second year, will help raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club and Auburn Recreation District youth sports programs.
Justin will also have coverage of Wednesday's softball game between Placer High School and Foothill High.

What you're talking about: Several stories and letters have readers sharing their opinions today. The story "Locals ask Sheriff to investigate President" has received many comments so far today. The possible movement of the Placer County Fair has also prompted discussion, as has a trip down memory lane with our history column.
In Opinion, the letter to the editor "Trust locals on Measure A" is our most read so far today and has received several comments. Read this and other letters and share your thoughts.

Should the President be investigated?: Take the poll on our homepage, located on the lower half of the page next to sports and let us know. (Note: Poll is not scientific).

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Congratulations to our winners so far: Debbi Yarter Holden; Lyle Reene; Cassie Webb; Valerie Buonincontri and Carol Constantine.

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